A message from Superintendent Andy Culp:
"Dear Community, Staff, and Students,
We hope you had a safe and enjoyable Spring Break. As we head into the final months of school, we would like to provide you with a quick update on the school Facility Planning Process and the work of the community-led Financial Advisory Committee (FAC).
The FAC met again on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, to continue their research and analysis of the facilities plan. Right now, they are in the process of making their initial recommendations, which will be presented to residents for additional feedback soon. We want to thank the FAC members for all of their hard work. It is clear that they have the community’s best interest at heart. They are committed to making a recommendation that will provide updated learning spaces for our students at the most reasonable cost to taxpayers.
The FAC continues to evaluate creative funding options and to meet with local businesses in an effort to bring about the best value possible for our residents. We think the significance of these efforts is worth delaying our planned community meeting. It is important to the members of the FAC that when they present to the community, they have exhausted all funding options to help ensure the most affordable plan possible for our community and residents. Once they have completed their work, a community meeting will be scheduled, as well as an online survey and a phone survey.
In the meantime, you can “Join the Conversation” in many ways. Please join us for our monthly Coffee & Conversation with Superintendent Andy Culp gatherings that take place on the third Friday of each month from 8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. It is an open conversation format and an opportunity to discuss a variety of subjects. For a complete schedule, visit https://www.ghcsd.org/apps/news/article/826663
We also have scheduled building tours during April and May. A behind-the-scenes building tour is a great way to see and learn first-hand about the conditions, challenges, and limitations of our school buildings. Email Director of Facilities Brett Bradley at email@example.com to reserve your place on the following tours. Tours are offered at 2 p.m. and meet in the building office on the following days:
Grandview Heights High School
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Edison Intermediate/Larson Middle School
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Also, please consider hosting a coffee for your neighbors and friends so that we can continue to inform and answer questions about the Facility Planning Process. It’s a great way to gather in an informal setting and have meaningful conversation. Please contact Hayley Head at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a coffee.
We have also received a lot of great questions from residents about the process. To view the comprehensive “FAQ,” please visit: https://www.ghcsd.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=435438&type=d&pREC_ID=1042789
As always, please do not hesitate to contact us with additional questions at email@example.com .
Andy Culp, Superintendent
Beth Collier, Treasurer/CFO"